Is Northeast sauerkraut carcinogenic?Long -term sauerkraut is harmful to health?Reminder: 3 consequences

In a small town in Northeast China, an old grandmother is called Wang Yulan (pseudonym). She is a person who loves Northeast sauerkraut.Every day she eats a few bowls of sauerkraut soup and a few pieces of salted sauerkraut, thinking that this is the secret of maintaining good health.

However, a few years later, Wang Yulan began to have symptoms of hypertension.She often feels headache, dazzling, panic and other symptoms.Although she went to the hospital for examination, the doctor told her that high blood pressure was caused by improper diet, but she was still unwilling to believe that her favorite Northeast sauerkraut was the culprit.

1. The nutritional value of Northeast sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is a traditional pickled vegetable in the Northeast region. It takes Chinese cabbage as the main raw material and is fermented and marinated.Sauerkraut is not only delicious, but also rich in nutrients. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. It is regarded as one of the important food and cultural heritages in the Northeast.

The ingredients and nutritional value of sauerkraut:

Ingredients: The main ingredients of sauerkraut are Chinese cabbage, including salt, garlic, ginger, pepper and other condiments.Among them, Chinese cabbage contains nutrients such as protein, carbohydrate, fat, cellulose, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin C, vitamin K and other nutrients.Garlic and ginger are rich in aroma oil and nutritional ingredients, which have antioxidant and antibacterial effects.

Nutritional value: The nutritional value of sauerkraut is very high. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and tobaccoic acid, as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc.Among them, vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps maintain the normal operation of the body’s immune system and prevent diseases such as infection and cancer.At the same time, lactic acid bacteria in sauerkraut also help promote intestinal health and digestive tract function.

Second, the relationship between sauerkraut and carcinogenic

A. Sauerkraut contains carcinogens such as nitrite

Sauerkraut is a traditional Chinese pickled vegetable, especially in the northeast region.However, some studies have found that sauerkraut contains carcinogens such as nitrite.Nitrite is a common food additive that is widely used in the process of pickling meat and making sausages.The nitrite in sauerkraut mainly comes from sodium nitrate and other substances in the processing process, as well as the metabolites of bacteria.

B. How to cause cancer of nitrite

Nitrite is a strong carcinogen that can be converted into nitrosamine, and then reacts with ammonia and other substances to generate carcinogens.After entering the human body, nitrite can be converted into nitrosamines under the action of gastric acid, and then reacts with the protein in the stomach to form nitrosamine.These substances can be combined with macromolecules such as DNA, leading to changes in gene mutations and apoptosis, increasing the risk of cancer.

C. Cancer risk is related to the amount and frequency of consumption

Although sauerkraut contains carcinogens such as nitrite, the carcinogenic risk is closely related to the amount and frequency of consumption.In fact, the nitrite content specified in food safety standards does not exceed 30 mg/kg, that is, the appropriate amount of sauerkraut will not cause carcinogenic risk.However, for people who consume a lot of sauerkraut for a long time, they may increase the risk of gastrointestinal cancer.Therefore, the public should pay attention to eating sauerkraut in moderation, and pay attention to the diversity of diet to avoid the intake of long -term single food.

Third, the harm of long -term consumption of sauerkraut

A. Analyze the physical problems that long -term edible sauerkraut may cause

Although sauerkraut is a nutritious vegetable, long -term consumption of sauerkraut can also cause physical problems.Some studies have found that long -term consumption of sauerkraut can increase risk of suffering from digestive tract diseases and kidney diseases.For example, sauerkraut contains a large amount of salt and acidic substances, which may cause problems such as water loss and osteoporosis.In addition, salt and nitrite in sauerkraut may also cause problems such as hypertension and heart disease.

B. Discuss possible physiological mechanisms

The physiological mechanism of long -term edible sauerkraut causes physical problems may be related to the acidic substances, salts, nitrite and other substances in it.Acidic substances may cause body acidification and affect the normal function of organs such as the kidneys.Salt may cause water loss, which in turn causes problems such as osteoporosis.Nitrite may increase the risk of cancer, and it may also affect blood circulation and cause problems such as hypertension and heart disease.

C. The suitable amount and frequency of sauerkraut

The amount and frequency of suitable sauerkraut should be based on personal health and eating habits.Generally speaking, it is relatively safe to eat sauerkrauts that do not exceed 500 grams per week.In addition, in order to avoid long -term single food intake, the public should pay attention to the diversity of diet, and do not rely too much on any food.If you have chronic diseases or other health problems, you should eat under the guidance of a doctor.

4. How to correct sauerkraut?

(1) Eat in an appropriate amount: Edit sauerkraut, it is recommended not to exceed 100 grams per day.

(2) Reasonable matching: Sauerkraut can be eaten with vegetables, beans, meat and other ingredients to balance nutritional intake.

(3) Pay attention to the production method: When making sauerkraut, you can reduce the amount of salt and add natural seasonings, such as green onions, ginger, garlic, etc. At the same time, avoid adding preservatives and chemical additives.

(4) Diverse diet: Do not rely too much on a certain food, keep diverse diet to ensure nutritional balance.

Sauerkraut is a delicious food, but long -term consumption may affect health.In order to enjoy the deliciousness of sauerkraut, we need to match reasonably, eat appropriate amounts, and pay attention to the production methods, while maintaining diverse diet to ensure good health.

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